jfg wrote:I don't know why people aren't as upset about athletes getting involved in altercations like Ray Lewis and Jamal Lewis or how about athletes involved in rape cases. It just seems really strange to me that people are willing to accept things that affect human lives but it's the worst offense to kill dogs. Again, not that killing dogs is anywhere near ok, but raping a woman is 100X worse to me and killing somebody or being involved with it doesn't even come close.
I don't think most athletes have one time lapse of judgment. Just like Vick it's a pattern of behavior that they've gotten away with most of their life. But, unlike Vick they didn't get jail time and that's why I think Vick deserves his second chance, he did his time and didn't get a slap on the wrist like most.
I think it has to do with the situation. Dogs are like perpetual babies and people who raise them know what I am talking about. Most of them cannot survive on their own and are at the mercy of people who are caring for them. So scumbags like Vick who are raising them to kill each other for enjoyment makes people upset.